Tuesday, May 22, 2007

You'll Never Walk Alone

Blame Dominick, my soon-to-be-expatriated drinking buddy -- I am now a fan of Tom Hicks' only good team: Liverpool FC.

And tomorrow is the big day: the UEFA Champions League Final Match against AC Milan, which you can watch live at the American Airlines Center on the 48 1/2- by 52-foot HDTV starting at 1:45 p.m. (pre-game fun starts at 11 a.m.)

Dominick is one of Dallas' official Liverpool supporters group which includes about 40 diehards, according to Simon Roberts, a wine broker and involved member. He's from Liverpool, having relocated to Dallas about 10 years ago. He said the local chapter was once mostly ex-pats such as himself. Now, the greater majority of local members are actually Americans.

Now, the challenge is this: how to disappear from work for the entire afternoon.


LPJ said...

Shame about the match. Most of my orthodontically-challenged, tea-sipping buddies seemed to support Man United, Chelsea, and Watford(?), but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Liverpool. Playstation FIFA game heavily contributed to this, late in the last century. Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen were unstoppable. You'd never catch me playing with a Milanese team, friend ...

Steve-O said...

It's the curse of Tom Hicks! His teams are doomed to suck!!!